Happy Ramadan
Muslims offer prayers on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr at the historic Taj Mahal at Agra, IndiaReuters

The holy month of Ramadan is upon us, and over 1.6 billion Muslims worldwide will observe fasting for the next 30 days. This marks the ninth month in the lunar calendar and according to scholars, Ramadan is the month in which Quran, the Islamic holy text, was first revealed.

It is understood that the crescent moon will be sighted in countries like the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia a day ahead of the South Asian countries, which also have a high Muslim population. However, the holy month of Ramadan unites all practising Muslims who fast from dawn to dusk, pray and give alms to the less fortunate.

Many international celebrities from all fields have already started pouring in with appreciations and encouragements for their Muslim brothers and sisters ahead of their arduous yet joyful journey. Here are some of the tweets shared by Hollywood stars, sportsmen and world leaders wishing Muslims a Happy Ramadan 2016:

Oscar and BAFTA Award winning Sound Mixer and Designer Resul Pookutty and former Pakistani batsman Mohammad Yousaf tweets:

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Comedians Rob Delaney and Rainn Wilson took to Twitter to wish their their Muslim brothers and sisters:

"Quantico" stars Priyanka Chopra and ‎Yasmine Al Masri also wished every a Ramadan of peace and prosperity.

World leaders like the United States Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the United Kingdom PM David Cameron have also wished their countrymen on Ramadan. 

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